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The Nelson Photo News



Professional Photographers Confer

Photographers from all parts of New Zealand came to Nelson last month for the annual conference of the New Zealand Professional Photographers' Association. Which of the conference was taken up with lectures on matters affecting the profession and with the business of the association. A display of photographs and equipment in a separate hall added interest to the conference.


New president, Des Howard (Papakura), is invested with his chain of office by outgoing president, Jim Richards (Wanganui).


Dave Derrick, representative of a firm of photographic wholesalers, explains the workings of a colour enlarger to Harold Mason (Christchurch).


Here we photographed the photographer photographing the photographers


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"All work and no play....." was not the lot of members. Above, members of the local branch who arranged the conference try a crayfish at a social evening. From left: Geoff Wood, Ian Walker, Hugh and Reg Kingsford, Rod Neill, Roy Kay (Blenheim) and above, Peter Cooper, Brian Paul (Blenheim), and John Sharp (Motueka).


The Mayor (Mr Strawbridge), opened the conference.


Margaret Kingsford brought the house down with her skit on the wholesalers.